Grandma's Trail, Salla
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Ämmin Polku in Sallatunturi is easy route and suitable also for children.Photo: Paula Aspholm, Salla - in the middle of nowhere
A popular hiking route for grandmas, as well as other members of the family! Grandmothers in Salla have been given the title Ämmi and this hiking route at Sallatunturi pays respect to them. This short route at Sallatunturi is popular, especially for its easy terrain, forest landscapes that belonged to the “crown lands” logged by the state, as well as for the camp fire place. From the route, you can pop by the Sotka spring to get the cleanest of the clean drinking water.
The ecological statusof 95% of the lakes and 94% of the rivers in Lapland is good or excellent. Deep in the Eastern Lapland wilderness, you can drink clean water straight from a stream or a spring.
To be considered:
- The route is classified as easy
- The route is marked with blue squares
- Be sure to pay attention to the route intersections
Sotka spring is mesmerizing with its beautiful surrounding nature and water welling up from the bottom of the spring.
Pure taste of Salla: Taste the spring water - the elixir of life!
Rest stopsLog restaurant, Salla
Salla Ski Resort
Papana Pupi pub, Salla
Restaurant Kiela, Salla
Restaurant Revontuli, Salla
- Choose the route according to your physical fitness, skills, and circumstances.
- Follow markings and signposts.
- Always keep a map and phone with you. You can also download the Salla routes to your phone via the CityNomadi app (maps pre-downloaded on your phone will also work in areas where there is no internet connection)
- Download the 112 app on your phone for any possible emergency situations. It is your obligation to stop and help if you notice someone needing assistance.
Tips and hintsPlease remember the rules of litter-free hiking; everything that is taken into nature is also taken out. The hiker must not leave a trace in nature.
Services on the trail: The trail is marked by blue square signs attached to trees. There is one lean-to near the start of the trail and another approximately halfway, on the Hangasharju trail. Water is available from the Sotka spring.
Trail conditions, related risks and recommended equipment: This trail is mostly easy to traverse. There are a few uneven and steeper sections. Stairs have been built at the steepest sections and there are benches for resting at a few places along the trail. Recommended footwear: in the summer season, hiking boots or running shoes.
Description of the natural environment: Mostly dry heath forest with small swamps and ponds.
Description of the cultural environment: Magnificent views towards Sallatunturi fell.
Accessibility: Starts from Sallatunturi (behind the Sallatunturin Tuvat), signposts point to the trail.
The nearest airports are at Kuusamo (1.5 h) and Rovaniemi (2 h). There are shuttle buses connecting Kuusamo Airport and Salla, which link with almost every flight.
The nearest railway station is in Kemijärvi (1 h). There is a bus to Salla, which is timed to connect with the night train, Mon-Sat.
Getting therePlease see the description.
ParkingFree parking near starting point.
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Equipment- Hiking boots or sneakers.
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